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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Boston Foundation awards $770,000 in funding to partner organizations and collaboratives

The Boston Foundation today announced it had awarded $770,000 in grants to organizations and collaboratives to meet critical needs of residents in 11 Greater Boston communities that are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds represent the first payouts of just under $2.5 million being pledged for distribution by the Boston Foundation, made possible by state funding.

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Schoolkids who get 'Back in Motion' can help out their schools

This month, Dorchester elementary students will have a chance to win money for their schools through exercise, thanks to $25,000 in grants recently announced by The Boston Foundation and The Reebok Foundation as part of Boston Back in Motion, an initiative aimed at inspiring young Bostonians to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning.

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Cambridge to begin guaranteed income program for single-parent households

Cambrdige Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui announced Thursday that the city, through a public-private partnership, has raised $1.5 million for an initiative that gives out $500 a month to 120 households headed by a lone caretaker. The Boston Foundation is supporting this effort alongside the Cambridge Community Foundation, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others.

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WBUR Poll: Rent Control Supported By Most Boston Voters

A new poll conducted by the MassInc Polling Group for WBUR, co-sponsored by the Boston Foundation and the Dorchester Reporter, reveals that Boston voters widely view housing as unaffordable and support rent control. Voters were also polled on their familiarity with and favorability towards Boston mayoral candidates.

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The Latest Reports


Shared Spaces: Learnings from the Place Leadership Network

A web collection and a new report capture some of the impacts and lessons learned of the Place Leadership Network, a year-long pilot bringing together a diverse cohort of place-based organizations to learn, build a network, and work toward creating more equitable spaces in Greater Boston

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A Culture of Excellence: A Case Study of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

Before COVID-19 forced school closures across Massachusetts, the Boston Foundation partnered with the Rennie Center to conduct a case study of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. The case study tells the Banneker’s remarkable story of school improvement and sustained excellence, describing how the school achieves success by creating an environment that celebrates and affirms the culture and identity of every student, family, and staff member.

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TBF News: Fall/Winter 2020/2021

The end of 2020 was marked by the announcement of a new President and CEO for the Foundation, conversations with leaders across the U.S. about racial inequality and economic justice, and research that proposes bold solutions to intractable problems.

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